We all know it’s coming, but how long will it be before the United States reaches the point of no return? Senator Tom Coburn believes our “Greece” moment of financial meltdown is coming within 2 to 5 years, saying that the federal government is in the “midst of committing murder to our republic”.
You know, I think I’ve finally arrived as a journalist, now that I’ve gotten to type this headline. Kristen Bell (Couples Retreat) recently went on a daytime television show and shared home video of her FREAKING out over the delivery of a surprise birthday present: A pet sloth. Folks, I can’t make this up. Enjoy [...]
Rumor has it that Alec Baldwin had a little bit of a Twitter meltdown last night. I missed out on it live, but I caught a little bit of it this morning on this website. (check it out; it’s pretty nutty) The Five, a show with five hosts that comes on at 5pm (get it?), [...]
When it comes to protecting yourself from a potentially radioactive fallout situation from the Japanese reactors that have gone awry you have three things going in your favor – time, distance, and mass. Make that four things, the last being Potassium Iodide (KI). If you have to prioritize your preparations to survive a fallout situation [...]
News out of Japan is replete with the technical lingo of nuclear power generation: fuel rod, exposure, feed and bleed, hydrogen explosion and meltdown. While no one intends to become a nuclear physicist overnight, these terms are not as complicated to understand as many think. When understanding a Nuclear Reactor Meltdown, first consider what is [...]
In a maneuver called “feed and bleed” Japanese engineers are performing a hail Mary style attempt at cooling the troubled Fukushima reactor that has at least partially melted down. The technique involves feeding, or rather pumping, cold water into the reactor’s pressure vessel, but they can only do that for a short time. As the water hits the [...]
Sen. Joe Leiberman appeared in an interview with Bob Schieffer on Sunday. In the interview, Leiberman made the case that the U.S. must reassess nuclear safety in the shadow of what happened in Japan. Is it reasonable to think we can harden our infrastructure against any possible future mishap? If we take the angle that [...]
In the aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, another crisis is erupting. The Wall Street Journal has reported that a “Japan Nuclear Reactor May Be in Meltdown”. Japanese nuclear authorities said Saturday afternoon that a nuclear reactor about 150 miles north of Tokyo may be experiencing a meltdown after Friday’s massive earthquake damaged [...]